Mitie was founded in 1987, Mitie is the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company, looking after a large, diverse, blue-chip customer base, from banks and retailers, to hospitals, schools and government offices. Mitie has over 77,000 people, 100+ office locations, and thousands of customers across the country, there’s no limit to what you can achieve if you work for us.
Mitie Education, part of the Mitie Communities, is looking to recruit a Commercial Manager, who will report to the Head of Commercial, taking the lead commercially for a portfolio of PFI Schools contracts. The successful candidate will be responsible for all commercial & contractual functions within their area of responsibility, assisting to develop and implement overall strategy, growth and profitability.
The focus of this role is to provide commercial support to several PFI Schools contracts across the UK and Northern Ireland with a great opportunity to make a real difference to these challenging and complex FM service contracts.
These include assisting the Head of Commercial in developing commercial management processes and control measures which are designed to minimise risk and maximise operational performance of contracts, including performance management systems. Monitoring of service performance and threshold parameters will also be a key focus.
Preparing contract schedules of deliverables, obligations calendars, commercial briefing and training sessions to improve commercial expertise and raise awareness in operations.
Commercially managing subcontracts and bids, with particular focus on payment mechanisms, termination thresholds and any schedules with significant Operational risk/impact. The successful candidate will also assist in finalising conditions of contract for new work and subcontracts
Reporting and providing accurate and timely commercial information as required by the Head of Commercial, Mitie Management Team and Clients.
Providing support to Operation’s team for more complex negotiations, mitigating penalty deductions and dispute/claim resolutions
Taking the lead and assisting with value testing (benchmarking/market testing) of PFI Contract Services
Preparing and or providing advice on the preparation of variations to contract
Monitor and maintain commercial team performance including monthly reporting on commercial issues, highlights, risks and opportunities.
Assisting in the review and setting Targets on PFI contracts and the application of any pain/gain share mechanisms
Liaising with in-house and external solicitors as needed
Key Skills and Qualifications:
Holds the relevant qualifications (i.e. Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management, ideally RICS qualified)
Demonstrable experience of dealing with multiple clients, forms of contract and methods of measurement
Be able to anticipate problems and ensure early intervention
Show experience in managing PFI contracts and in particular the application of PFI payment mechanisms, negotiation and dispute management and value testing PFI projects
Possess strong commercial negotiation skills and experience of managing and leading a team to achieve multiple objectives
Effective teamwork and leadership skills
Excellent Influencing and Negotiation skills
Business and Strategic awareness
Proven record of achieving results
Existing Mitie colleagues:
Please ensure that you discuss your application with your current line manager before formally applying.
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